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Umansky, Ilana M.; Porter, Lorna – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Given the role of the state as the primary governing level tasked with U.S. public education, combined with the rapid rise in the proportion of students who are identified as English learners (ELs), this manuscript puts forth a framework for state EL education policy. The framework is organized around three core principles of understanding…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Educational Policy, Policy Analysis, State Policy
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Gomez, Laura M.; Cisneros, Jesus – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Public schools across the country are increasingly working with children who enter schools speaking a language other than English. Using a case study methodology, the authors examined Dual Language Program (DLP) implementation in Arizona, which by law supports English-only education. Several benefits (bilingualism, bi-literacy, biculturalism,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English Language Learners, Bilingualism, Educational Benefits
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Brown, Robert S.; Gallagher-Mackay, Kelly; Parekh, Gillian – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
While there is a widespread consensus that students' pathways towards postsecondary education are influenced early in life, there is little research on the elementary school factors that shape them. Identifying educational 'risk factors' directs attention to barriers that may warrant scrutiny or action under human rights legislation. New findings…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, At Risk Students, Special Education, Suspension
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Marder, Michael; David, Bernard; Hamrock, Caitlin – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Texas provides a unique opportunity to examine teachers without standard university preparation, for it prepares more teachers through alternative pathways than any other state. We find two advantages for mathematics and science teachers prepared in the standard way. First, since 2008 they have been staying in the classroom longer than those who…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, STEM Education
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Davis, Keith; Rogers, Deborah; Harrigan, Martin – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Although principal professional development (PPD) has been proven to improve school performance at various levels, professional development (PD) for teachers receives more time, resources, and attention at both district and state level. When PPD is provided it often does not meet research-based recommendations. The literature was reviewed and five…
Descriptors: State Policy, Professional Development, Principals, Academic Achievement
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Rogero-García, Jesús; Andrés-Candelas, Mario – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
The process of school choice depends on a wide range of circumstances including those related to the accessibility to schools and parental preferences. This paper has three goals: (1) Identify whether the preferences for the different kinds of schools (public, publicly-funded private, or private) vary according to the family's traits; (2) estimate…
Descriptors: School Choice, Preferences, Access to Education, Parent Attitudes
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Tamtik, Merli; O'Brien-Klewchuk, Angela – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
International education has become a policy sector of growing importance to Canada. With increased government regulations, disconnect is often observed between the intended policy outcomes and practice. This study aims to explain this disconnect by analyzing the heterogeneity among stakeholder interests. It focuses on 1) distribution of authority;…
Descriptors: International Education, Competition, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Students
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de Melo Gomes, Thayse Ancila Maria; Leher, Roberto; Costa, Hellen Balbinotti – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
This study briefly reports on a range of conflicts involving teaching work in joint-stock higher education organizations which trade shares in [B]3 stock market, especially Ânima, Estácio, Kroton and Ser Educacional. After the systematic organization of empirical observations, we defined our object through a methodology specific to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Census Figures, Money Management, News Reporting
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Mancebo, Deise; Santorum, Katia Maria Teixeira; Ribeiro, Carla Vaz dos Santos; Léda, Denise Bessa – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
This article presents the dossier, "Work in higher education", composed of 10 articles and discusses the changes that have taken place in the Brazilian labor world since the parliamentary, media and judicial coup that took place in 2016. It considers the hypothesis that one of the central goals of the coup was precisely the attack on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Legislation, Colleges, Foreign Countries
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Batista, Neusa Chaves; Pereyra, Miguel A. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Democratic management as a way of organizing the public school can be translated in its contemporary historicity as a collective action that demands changes in the autocratic and hierarchical structure of the school unit. In this article, we analyze the process of constructing legislation on democratic school management in contexts of local…
Descriptors: Public Schools, School Administration, Democratic Values, Educational Change
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Nichols, Sharon L.; Brewington, Shon – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
In this exploratory mixed methods survey study, we assess preservice teachers' (n=379) experiences with and beliefs about their high-stakes testing experiences and analyze how they relate to their beliefs about the role and efficacy of high-stakes testing in education and their future profession. Using Likert, vignette, and open-ended response…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, High Stakes Tests, Work Environment
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Hara, May – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
In this qualitative case study, I examine pre-service teachers' experiences with school shooting policy. Analysis of individual interviews, group discussions and reflective memos with preservice teachers (n=7) in seven Massachusetts districts shows that pre-service teachers, while deeply concerned about the possibility of school shootings, viewed…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Advocacy, Teacher Role, Weapons
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López, Ruth M. – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
This article addresses television news coverage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2010, which would have created a path to legal residency for thousands of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Considering the role that news media play in socially constructing groups of people, through an analysis of…
Descriptors: Television, News Reporting, Undocumented Immigrants, Social Bias
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de Paula, Alisson Slider do Nascimento; Costa, Frederico Jorge Ferreira; Lima, Kátia Regina Rodrigues – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
This text seeks to analyze the privatization guidelines both globally and at the local level and their deployment in public basic education in Brazil. For that, a bibliographic and documentary study was used, using only public domain. It is possible to diagnose the double movement of endo and exoprivatization carried out in the educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Privatization, Educational Change, Public Education
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Jacoby, Daniel F.; Boyette, Jonathan – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2020
Reliance upon part-time instructors within U. S. post-secondary institutions has received a great deal of attention, particularly as the percentage of such faculty has become the largest single category of faculty in academia. Understanding how part-time markets operate may allow better policy. Most current studies on the subject examine national…
Descriptors: Part Time Faculty, Higher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand, Employment Practices
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